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Help us fill an animal’s food bowl and spread some holiday cheer this season! From December 9th to January 9th, every time we get a like on Facebook we will donate a scoop of food in partnership with Hill’s Pet Nutrition to the Delaware Humane Association – an animal organization in our area.

Please help us by spreading the word! When we post on any of our social media accounts, please share, retweet, or create something on your own. We’re aiming to get 1,000 likes (that equals about 10 40-lb bags of dog food!) and we can’t do it without you! So please let all your friends, family, coworkers, and anyone else know so we can make this holiday season just a little bit better for these animals in need. Visit our Facebook page to make a difference!

Founded in 1957, Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is Delaware’s premiere nonprofit no kill animal shelter and adoption center, serving a four state area. Our mission is to act as a voice for companion animals and to enhance their welfare by providing temporary shelter, spay/neuter services, humane education programs, and adoption/placement resources.


Volunteer at the Delaware Humane Association

Volunteering at DHA. DHA is always interested in dedicated, caring volunteers to help us carry out their mission. A small group of volunteers founded DHA in 1957, and a very large group of volunteers keeps them moving forward more than 50 years later. Without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who partner with them to serve the animals, they could not fulfill our mission.

To learn about the numerous volunteer opportunities, go to:

Delaware Humane Association Photo Contest Winners

The 5th Annual WSFS Pet Photo Contest was a great success! Throughout the month of October, customers and non-customers across WSFS Bank’s branch network were encouraged to share their adorable pet photos for a chance to win one of four grand prizes.

Winners have been chosen in four categories: Best in Show, Most Personality, Kids & Pets, and Most Popular. Winning pets in each category will receive a $250 Concord Pet Foods & Supplies gift card as well as a trophy. WSFS also pledged to donate $1 to the Delaware Humane Association for every WSFS Mobile Banking app downloaded and registered during the contest.

Don’t miss the unveiling of the winners of this year’s contest on November 22 from 3 to 5 pm at the WSFS Bank–Midway Branch at 4601 Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington, DE. At the reception, representatives from WSFS will present contest winners with their prizes, and DHA with a donation check. Plus, adoptable dogs from DHA will be on hand to meet you while you enjoy refreshments.


Pets for the Elderly

The Delaware Humane Association is able to offer a $50 adoption fee discount to senior citizens thanks to support from The Pets for the Elderly Foundation (PFE), a nonprofit organization that helps provide the gift of health and happiness to senior citizens while saving the lives of cats and dogs.

The most serious disease for older persons is not always cancer or heart disease—it can be loneliness. Pets offer affection, unconditional love, relief from loneliness, and can help ease the loss of a loved one.

PFE helps pay the fees to participating animal shelters throughout the United States for senior citizens who adopt a companion dog or cat from a participating shelter. Starting in 2006, DHA became the first (and only) organization in Delaware to participate in the PFE program.

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Edgemoor Community Center’s Free Fall Fun Festival

October 26th at Edgemoor Community Center’s Free Fall Fun Festival from 12 to 4 pm at 500 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE. The festival will feature food vendors, a rock climbing wall, a costume contest, the Teen Art Cafe and Talent Showcase, local music, face painting, bouncy castles, kids’ games, and a wide variety of fun activities for all! Plus, meet members of community organizations including Delaware Humane Association, Boy Scouts of America, the Brandywine Fire Department, Bellefonte Arts, Edgemoor Revitalization Cooperative, Brandywine Women’s Health Associates, and many more.

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Upcoming DHA Playtime at the Beach

Meet and mingle with other animal lovers who support Delaware Humane Association at Playtime at the Beach, a series of “doggy happy hours” hosted annually by local restaurants and bars in Rehoboth Beach from April through October.

Dogs are welcome at each venue but must be on a leash. A portion of the proceeds from each happy hour will be donated to DHA!

Saturday, October 12th from 2 to 5 pm
The Seafood Shack

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Delaware Humane Association

Just 2 more days until the Walk for the Animals!

If you haven’t already signed up to join them for this fun event, the last chance to take advantage of advance registration online is TODAY at 12 noon. Don’t worry, you can also register in person on the day of the event, but it’s $10 more for adults. The Walk for the Animals will take place RAIN OR SHINE… see you there!

For more information about the Walk, how to register as a participant, and getting started with fundraising, visit or contact DHA at or (302) 571-8171 x301.

DHA’s Tails Around the Tower

Tails Around the Tower, The Delaware Humane Association’s 23rd Annual Walk for the Animals, will be taking place on October 6, 2013 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. This year animal lovers and DHA supporters will again be gathering for DHA’s biggest fundraiser of the year at Rockford Park in Wilmington, DE. The Walk for the Animals is their biggest fundraiser of the year, and proceeds support DHA’s mission as it is carried out throughout a four state area. In order to continue carrying out this mission, your support is needed.

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